A mechanism which is reliant upon cogs connecting with each other needs every individual cog to work – whether large or small – to work together efficiently. If one small cog is missing the whole mechanism will not work correctly.

You are not ineffective or small in the eyes of the Lord. As you take your place in the mechanism you become vital to the whole. One missing part affects the entire workings.

Come, do not abdicate to another that which God has called you to do. He invites you to stand in your place, so that all can move correctly – connected and in tune with Him.

1 Corinthians 12:12-20
Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptised by one Spirit so as to form one body – whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free – and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. Even so the body is not made up of one part but of many.

Now if the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,” it would not for that reason stop being part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of hearing be? If the whole body were an ear, where would the sense of smell be? But in fact God has placed the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body.

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